Community resilience

Resilient communities use their local resources and knowledge to help themselves during an emergency. Their community action takes the pressure off first responder services. And they also tend to recover faster after the event.

That's why we encourage town and parish councils in Herefordshire to actively build their community resilience. This means identifying the particular risks your community faces and then having a plan in place to deal with potential emergencies. The risks a community might face include severe floods, industrial fire or snowfall.

Community Flood Plan template

You can use the template below to develop a plan for dealing with flooding emergencies in your community.

Download the Community Flood Plan template

To find out more about how your community can develop its own community resilience plan, contact Ian Baker, Emergency Planning Officer, Community Resilience on 01432 260223 or email